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Narada to invest in Li battery recycling

Narada to invest in Li battery recycling

The board of Chinese battery maker Narada Power has given the green light for plans to launch a commercial lithium-ion batteries and “new energy materials” recycling subsidiary.

 

EU splashes cash for e-batteries as ‘political priority’

EU splashes cash for e-batteries as ‘political priority’

The European Commission has pledged to pump EUR200 million ($232.5m) of fresh funding into developing “next generation electric batteries” in the EU over the next three years.

Microporous appoints VP of global operations

Microporous appoints VP of global operations

Lead-acid separator firm Microporous has hired Robert Sawyer as vice-president of global operations.

Battery lightens New York clean energy plan

Battery lightens New York clean energy plan

US energy development company Key Capture Energy (KCE) has received site plan approval to install a 20MW lithium-ion battery system at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Stillwater, New York.

Redflow delivers ‘biggest home storage’ flow battery

Redflow delivers ‘biggest home storage’ flow battery

Flow battery maker Redflow Limited said an Australian family is now powering their home without relying on a grid connection thanks to the installation of a 60kWh zinc-bromine flow battery system.

Another 100MW lithium battery for South Australia

Another 100MW lithium battery for South Australia

Australian energy company ZEN Energy has approved a 1GW renewable energy plan to meet industrial needs of South Australia, including a 100MWh lithium-ion battery facility at Port Augusta.

Solar-storage joint venture facility plan for Japan

Solar-storage joint venture facility plan for Japan

Two Japanese firms are teaming up to develop a major solar power facility combined with battery storage on the northernmost of the country’s main islands.

 

Hubei to host China’s “largest flow battery”

Hubei to host China’s “largest flow battery”

Beijing-based energy storage firm Pu Neng has been awarded a contract to provide what it said will be “China’s largest flow battery” as part of a pilot energy storage project.

 

Exide India ‘plans new smelter investment’

Exide India ‘plans new smelter investment’

Indian lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries has reportedly submitted plans to set up a third lead smelter at its plant in Haldia, West Bengal.

 

BMW issues cobalt supply chain pledge

BMW issues cobalt supply chain pledge

German automotive maker BMW has pledged to work for a more sustainable and transparent cobalt supply chain for battery manufacturing.

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